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Talk:Greenwood the Great

I haven't been able to find a use of Eryn Galen in any of the published works so far, although it is used on several other Tolkien sites. --Aule the Smith 16:29, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Found it. UT, Disaster of the Gladden Fields, note 14:
"The Emyn Duir (Dark Mountains) were a group of high hills in the north-east of the Forest, so called because dense fir-woods grew upon their slopes; but they were not yet of evil name. In later days when the shadow of Sauron spread through Greenwood the Great, and changed its name from Eryn Galen to Taur-nu-Fuin (translated Mirkwood), the Emyn Duir became a haunt of many of his most evil creatures, and were called Emyn-nu-Fuin, the Mountains of Mirkwood. [Author's note.] – On Oropher see Appendix B to "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn;" in one of the passages there cited Oropher's retreat northwards within the Greenwood is ascribed to his desire to move out of range of the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm and of Celeborn and Galadriel in Lórien."
But I don't think it's worth more than a "footnote" on Greenwood the Great. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:40, 4 October 2008 (UTC)